The Shoalhaven will remain in lockdown under stay-at-home orders, as the region recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, announced by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
Stay-at-home orders will remain in place for Shellharbour, Kiama, Eurobodalla, Bega and Wingecarribee shire.
No set date has been given for when the LGAs under lockdown will be lifted from restrictions.
However, Mr Barilaro said in the 11am press conference that NSW Health will require regions to have zero cases for 14 days and no sewage detections to escape lockdown.
Mr Barilaro said the decision for the Shoalhaven to remain in lockdown was based on advice from NSW Health and active cases in the community.
"This decision is based on NSW Health advice, and the LGAs which remain in lockdown will continue to be monitored and we will update those communities on a regular basis," said Mr Barilaro.
"My strong advice to everyone in regional NSW is to get vaccinated as soon as you can.
"Our communities need to continue to get vaccinated so that when NSW reaches 70 and 80 per cent, restrictions can ease significantly."
Revealing the plan for NSW to exit lockdown, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian double vaccination is key to freedoms being eased and will begin the Monday after NSW reaches its 70 per cent double dose target.
"You have been warned, if you're not vaccinated, come forward and get the vaccine, otherwise you won't be able to participate in the many freedoms that people have at 70 per cent vaccination," the Premier said.
Parts of regional NSW deemed "low risk" and which have seen zero COVID cases will be lifted from lockdown restrictions at 12.01, Saturday September 11, but will continue to operate under restrictions.
Mr Barilaro warned there is a possibility the LGAs lifted from stay-at-home orders can return to lockdown if cases of COVID-19 emerge in those regions.
Stay-at-home orders will remain in place in the following LGAs:
- Broken Hill
- Central Coast
- Central Darling
- Lake Macquarie
- Orange Parkes
- Port Stephens
- Snowy Monaro
- Upper Hunter
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